Sunday Reflection

  • The Solemnity of Pentecost: We Are Church!

    May 31, 2020

    It was not a surprise. It did not come suddenly with the teaching of Jesus. The Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament referred to it continually.

  • Seventh Sunday of Easter: Between Ascension and Pentecost

    May 24, 2020

    This Sunday rounds out the seven Sundays of Easter, the season of the Church’s explicit celebration of the Resurrection and its meaning for Christian life.

  • Sixth Easter: God Hears Seventy-six Trombones

    May 17, 2020

    A number of years ago I received the great blessing of being asked to join one of our Jesu Caritas Groups. Jesu Caritas is a priest support group usually made up of five to seven members and meeting once a month for prayer, reflection on the month and mutual support.

  • Fifth Sunday of Easter: Seekers

    May 10, 2020

    Jesus prepared these rooms for us. May we prepare ourselves for Him.

  • Fourth Sunday of Easter: The Voice of the Lord

    May 03, 2020

    Jesus says that he is the Good Shepherd. His sheep know his voice. We are His sheep. We know His voice. We know if something we hear is coming from Him or from another source. We know this in many ways. First, we can tell if He is calling us to do something, or not do something through our conscience.

  • Third Sunday of Easter: The Walk of Grief

    Apr 24, 2020

    Many of us have been on that road of grief. Our lives had been going well. We were happy. Perhaps, not giddy, but content. We had our plans all set and everything seemed to be fitting into place. Then something unforeseen happened, something tragic, or at least, challenging

  • Second Sunday of Easter: When Doubts Come....

    Apr 19, 2020

    The Sunday after Easter always presents the Gospel of Doubting Thomas. The reasoning is that the events in today’s gospel take place one week after the Lord rose from the dead. A deeper reason, though, is that our belief in the Resurrection is based on our faith.

  • The Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter: Happiness in Hope

    Apr 11, 2020

    We Christians have, as our happiness, the hope of eternal life. Easter is the celebration of hope. Our hope is that we will share in the fullness of the New Life Jesus won for us through His suffering and death. It is our hope in Christ that helps us endure challenges like the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Redemptive Suffering

    Apr 05, 2020

    The restrictions due to the coronavirus will prevent us from assembling for Passion Sunday. We can still remember what Passion Sunday signifies to us.

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent: Come Out of the Tomb

    Mar 29, 2020

    The gripping drama of the raising of Lazarus points towards Jesus as the Lord of Life and prepares us for the celebration of our sharing in His Life a